Laurie Hernandez Says Her 2017 Resolution Is to “Go on a Date”

In her short 16 years, Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez has been pretty busy. I mean, last year alone, she competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics, won “Dancing with the Stars” and released a book (aka much more than I’ve done in my much longer life). But, even with those big accomplishments under her belt, Laurie’s … Read more

Laurie Hernandez Wins Season 23 of “Dancing with the Stars”

It’s official — Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez has won season 23 of “Dancing with the Stars!” Throughout this season, the 16-year-old athlete has proven time and time again that she has the talent, grace and perseverance it takes to be a great dancer. Though she faced her fair share of hardships while on the show, … Read more

Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy Lead the “DWTS” Pack with Their Fierce Paso Doble and Joyful Freestyle

During the first installment of “Dancing with the Stars” season 23 finale, Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy started out the evening with a fiery, passionate paso doble. The routine, which was dubbed their “redemption dance,” perfectly captured Laurie’s fighting spirit and unmatchable athletic ability. It was complete with graceful turns, fierce faces and, best of … Read more

Laurie Hernandez Says That If She Wins the “DWTS” Mirror Ball, She’ll Have to Get Her Mom’s Permission for Where to Display It

When watching Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez do flips on the balance beam, perform on “Dancing with the Stars” or even talk on camera, it’s easy to forget that, off-stage, she’s still a 16-year-old girl who lives with her parents. According to Laurie, life at home is pretty much that of a normal teenager. She still … Read more

Laurie Hernandez Breaks Down on “DWTS” After Revealing the Death of Her Grandmother

Although Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy triumphantly slid into the “Dancing with the Stars” finals after their flawless Monday night performance, life behind the “DWTS” scenes this week has been a lot less joyful for the young Olympian. In a pre-taped segment, cameras followed Laurie as she visited her grandma, Brunilda, in a nursing home. … Read more

Laurie Hernandez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy Earn Their Third Perfect Score with the “Cell Block Tango” on “Dancing with the Stars”

For week nine of “Dancing with the Stars,” contestants were challenged to dance to a number from a Broadway musical. With only five couples left and the stakes only getting higher, everyone brought their A-game — especially Laurie Hernandez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Dancing to “Chicago”s “Cell Block Tango,” the two left everything they had on … Read more

Jana Kramer and Laurie Hernandez Team Up for Awesome Contemporary Routine on “Dancing With the Stars”

During showstoppers night on “Dancing With the Stars” the remaining six couples were paired up with another couple for a new team-up challenge that would earn a score for each foursome. View this post on Instagram Soooooooo excited to be dancing with my lil sis @lauriehernandez_ on @dancingabc tonight! I love you sista! This is … Read more

Jana Kramer and Laurie Hernandez Jam Out to “Circles”

While hanging out backstage at “Dancing with the Stars” recently, country singer Jana Kramer and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez jammed out to Jana’s hit song “Circles.” Though only one of the talented women is known for her vocals, the two sounded pretty dang good together. During the video, both Laurie and Jana took turns singing … Read more

The Final Five Proclaim Their Love For Carrie Underwood

Since Rio, Olympic gymnasts Laurie Hernandez, Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian and Gabby Douglas have been in high demand at awards shows, parties, talk shows and everything in between. For the 50th Annual CMA Awards, the women reunited to present Single of the Year to Thomas Rhett for his “Die a Happy Man.” But, … Read more

Laurie Hernandez Stuns With A Perfect Score During “Dancing with the Stars” Halloween Night

Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy’s streak of low scores came to an end last night with their beautiful rendition of ‘Pure Imagination’ from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Laurie lamented that they just weren’t getting the scores they needed, clearing an entire week of her schedule to work exclusively on their new routine. Their … Read more

Laurie Hernandez Attends Prom For the First Time During “Dancing with the Stars” Eras Night

“Dancing with the Stars” frontrunners Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy took their ’60s-inspired quickstep to the prom last night — a prom Laurie reveals to be her first because she was homeschooled. “I think it’s cool that my first prom is going to be with Val,” Laurie said during her pre-competition video. “Even though I’ve … Read more

Laurie Hernandez Says She Channeled Her “Inner Puerto Rican” For “Dancing with the Stars” Latin Night

After a incredible (but less-than-perfect) performance on last week’s installment of “Dancing with the Stars,” Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy tackled Latin Night head on. Earlier in the week, Laurie recorded a video blog where she talked about the technicality, spiciness and “hip moving” that went into choreographing the dance. “I have to channel my … Read more